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Fun and frolics with a purple fruit...

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Winter 2011/12

Stats from last year's winter: Winter 2011/12 October: 1 frost November: 2 frosts December: 3 frosts, 1 morning of very wet snow January: 7 frosts February: 11 frosts, 3 snowfalls, max depth: 14.5cm. 8 days of laying snow Very one sided winter but with an excellent two week spell at the end of January/ start of February.

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Winter Stats 2010-11

October: 3 frosts November: 11 frosts, 1 day of lying snow December: 21 frosts, 18 days of lying snow - greatest depth 13 inches (!) January: 8 frosts, 2 snizzle showers February: 5 frosts This was what was in my signature for last year... i think most can spot the lopsided nature of the winter!

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Winter, A Few Years Ago...

Winter 2007/8 October: 4 frosts November: 5 frosts December: 11 frosts January: 3 frosts, 3 snow showers February: 6 frosts This was the winter from 2007/8 - it's been stuck on my sig on here for far too long... makes you realise just how good last winter was! 3 snow showers in the whole of the winter!! Anyway, I will update my signature now, and maybe not leave it quite so long between blog posts!

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Winter 2006/7

I haven't been on here as much recently - something I want to remedy and I noticed that my signature hadn't been updated - time to take it off and leave it on here for posterity... As you can see, it wasn't much of a winter, but we all knew that already! November: Frosts - 4 December: Frosts - 7 January: Frosts - 5 Snow showers - 2 Max settled - 1 inch February: Frosts - 5 Snow showers - numerous Max settled - 3 inches March: Frosts - 4

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A New Car

We currently have an elderly K reg ford Fiesta with over 120,000 miles on the clock... It was getting a bit battered and weary for Mrs Plum's job - she has to drive all over Surrey (and increasingly Kent) as she goes and visits young children and teenagers in her care... So, we hav now got (or will have - next Monday) a spanking new (well new to us!) Ford Focus x reg 1.8 Zetec and it has power steering and air con and cup holders as well as a rev counter! I can't wait!

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My Wedding (3!)

Hey all, as promised, here is my 3rd installment of my wedding. Sorry it's taken me a bit longer than I thought it would! Here is me doing my speech - I think I must have done OK as I made my sister cry, and my Mum, and Angie's Mum, and Angie... or maybe I just scared them! After the speeches, came the cutting of the cake. The cake was very yummy and we had a sponge, a chocolate and a fruit cake! As you can see, it was very well decorated by Amanda, a friend of my Mum's who did all the flo

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My Wedding (2!)

Hi all, well, as promised, now it's time for the second instalment of my wedding! We all arrived at Christ's Hospital at about 4.45 - our car had gone slower than the Routemaster!! We had a fab car - as you can see below - it is an Austin Princess Limousine I believe! It had a ride like a bed and a glorious burbling V8! Well, we all tucked into our Pimms drinks reception (isn't pimms great for a sunny day?) - some had more than others - one of the bridesmaids quickly became drunk! LOL (se

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My Wedding! (1!)

Hi all, Long time no post - I'm sorry! As some of you know, I got married on the 3rd June. I just thought I'd share some of the day with you all! Please note, that there are some big(!) photos so I will split this down over a few days! Me and Angie (the new Mrs Plum!) got married on the 3rd June at St Matthew's Church, Redhill on a fantastic day. We have both been going to the church now for a hile and what was nice was that as well as our 100 guests, we also had around 60 of the congregati

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Winter 2005/6

Well, it was interesting.... The time has come to add my signature to the blog... Wintry weather this winter... Frosts: 11 in November. 11 in December. 7 in January. 7 in February, 7 in March; 4 in April Days of wintry weather: 25/11/05: - 1 brief shower of snow grains 27/12/05: - 3 moderate snow showers and some flurries. Left a dusting. 30/12/05: - Moderate wet snow in morning 05/01/06: - 1 light flurry of snow grains (in Marlyebone) 07/01/06: - 1 light/moderate sleet/ wet snow shower 27/01/06

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Grannification

Don't you just hate 'grannifaction'? This was a term coined by my old Scoutmaster of how little adventure there is in today's society... instead of finding out things for yourself, the way is made clear and easy for you - without ever learnig anything. He lives in the Lake District and bemoans the 'grannifying' of paths that makes it more and more easy to reach the top - the term is because a granny could climb the mountain with no trouble. Now, whilst this great for those with limited mobility

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Aaaagggghhhh!

I'm very upset- I just wrote a whole blog entry and it got deleted! Oh well, you will have to wait until tomorrow to post that one now!

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New Year's Celebrations!

Well I hope everyone had a great time over the New Year period! i went down with the future Mrs Plum to a friend's house in Chideock in Dorset. I drove a very dapp friend of mine down and my friend Hanna was late because she went the wrong way down the M3 - please don't ask! Well Jon's parents treated us to a good supper which meant that we were fortified for the stroll down to the Anchor Inn in a little hamlet called Seatown. What a place to spend New Year's eve - right on the Dorset Coast

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Maypoles To Mistletoe

Well I feel Christmassy now... Maypoles to Mistletoe is an evening of folk cmusic, stories and dancing that tells of the seasons of the year... It's great stuf and I've been since I was a nipper - my mum's a morris dancer you see! There are alays some great moments, such as the Maypole (they always get tangled!) or the tories about winter snow! At the end they finish with a Mummers' Play and some carols!

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My New Job

Well, today is my second day of my new job... I'm still working for the tour operator but I am now in London and an assistant team leader for a new sales team! It's fun (well, it is only my second day!) and it's keeping me busy! Great office - we are on a large square near Marlyebone Station which is pretty funky... Shame about the commuting...

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Last Year's Winter

Well, it's out with the old sig and in with the new, but for posterity, I will leave it in here so i can see what Winter 2004/5 is like... Snow this winter: Sleet: 4 Snow flurries: 26 Snow showers: 8 Heavy Snow Showers: 5 A day with rain turning into snow into snizzle into snow A day with snizzle constantly: 1 Covering/ Dusting: 3 Days with snow lying: 3 Largest depth: 1.4 inches

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Well I'm Back!

Well, it's good to have my blog again!How's things?I will hopefully be keeping people up to date as much as I can!I went to a job interview on Monday and got offered the job there and then - not going to take it though - the job was in London and the price of a season ticket outweighed any increase in wage I would have got!

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Kate Bush

How good is Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights? She was only 17 when she wrote it!Oh and mucho kudos to the Great Miss McArthur! :-)

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Reminicing...

I was in my Scout Group at school and hlped be an instructor and things since I left...The Scout master retired last year after 38 years of being at the school and he's put all his photos on the net...There's even pictures of me looking very young! Brings back the memories!

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The West End

I went up to the big smoke on Monday night and watched a musical about the Windy City...It was excellent - we had superb seats and Jill Ha'Penny was good as well - a surprise as I didn't think Geordies could do Chicago accents - there must have been a voice converter somewhere!Also the conductor must have been out of the Muppet Show! :)But please, someone tell me why all these London Theatres have to have toilets made in the dark ages? Come on - someone tell me! LOL

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Books, Lots Of Them

In my spare time I work for a guy who has lots of books, about 28,000 in fact...In about 5 years I have put about 9,500 online on a database that can be found at www.biancolibrary.com - we've sold about 3,500 of them...He's away for the week and I've popped down to his huge barn conversion to make surwe it's OK I've got the music blaring out loudly from the speakers of his hi - fi - they cost £1500 each in 1987 and there's 4 of them!How the other half live eh?

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Old Cars

My car is very old - it's a G reg Peugot 309 that's done 166,000 miles...It went in for its MOT today and failed... *sigh*

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Perks Of The Job

I work for a travel firm... This is quite exciting....Since I have been here I have been on an 'educational' to Zanzibar and Tanzania,a cheap holiday to the Maldives, numerous bottles of wine, lots of chocolates, loads of vouchers....I'm glad I joined really...Also the guys who I work with are great - I can't see myself moving for years!

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